An increasingly globalized world needs a global, mobile workforce. Few business leaders would disagree in principle. Most are happy to go beyond principle: they readily identify emerging markets and the need for global mobility as priorities for their own organizations.
But knowledge is not action. In the latest annual Strategic Moves Survey of almost 200 HR, talent, and global mobility professionals from companies around the world, the same responses that reveal a keen awareness of global mobility issues also show little movement to address those needs.
The survey reveals that current global mobility strategies do not meet boardroom agendas:
The 2012 survey report provides the following in-depth analysis and recommendations:
Deloitte surveyed almost 200 participants across all major regions across the world with Europe (44%) and North America (35%) as the main contributors. The survey was completed by senior HR professionals – heads of HR, talent, reward/compensation and benefits, or mobility and senior HR business partners. More than a quarter of the organizations surveyed have an annual turnover of more than US$10 billion and virtually all industry sectors were accounted for. The organizations surveyed have an aggregate of 108,000 global assignments.